Category: Press

BONRUD Scores With Melodic Rock 2012 Awards!


Andrew McNeice of ranked BONRUD’s “Save Tomorrow” CD very high in’s MelRock 2012 awards. The awards include:

Album of the Year – Save Tomorrow was ranked 19th best album of the year.

Song of the Year – “Bullet in the Back” was ranked #37 and “We Collide” and “Save Tomorrow” received honorable mentions.

Best Album Artwork – Adriana Melo’s brilliant cover art for Save Tomorrow was ranked the 3rd best album artwork of 2012. Adriana rocks!!!! 🙂

Read more about it here on MelodicRock.Com’s website:

BONRUD featured on Rock Inc!


Sean Knight and Johnny Toot of radio station 93.7 KCLB in Palm Springs, California will be featuring BONRUD on Rock Inc’s February 26th podcast. Sean and Johnny will be interviewing guitarist Paul Bonrud and will be playing several BONRUD songs during the show. Check it out!!! 🙂

BONRUD featured on Rock Inc.

BONRUD Playing MelodicRockFest 3 in Chicago September 27th!!!


BONRUD is pleased to announce that they will be playing MelodicRockFest 3 in Chicago on Friday  September 27th along with other great melodic rock acts such as Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Steve Augeri (Journey), Kevin Chalfant (The Storm), Jeff Scott Soto and many more! BONRUD will be closing out the show friday night with a complete electric set. Tickets are on sale now at MelodicRock.Com.

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BONRUD voted top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!

BONRUD’s “Save Tomorrow” CD was voted the top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!

Read more about it here on Grande Rock’s website:

BONRUD voted top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!,

BONRUD voted top album of 2012 by Grande Rock’s reader’s poll!!!,

Bonrud Voted Rockin 101’s Band of the Month


Bonrud won WHMH Rockin 101’s band of the month contest by a landslide victory of 87%!!!! Thanks to all of the fans who voted for us. We greatly appreciate it! Paul Bonrud and Rick Forsgren will be interviewed by Rockin 101 DJ Tim Ryan this weekend.

Read more about Bonrud on Rockin 101’s web page here


Hammer World Magazine Interviews Paul Bonrud

Paul Bonrud interviewed in February 2013 issue of Hammer World magazine.

Gyorgy Danev of Hammer World magazine in Hungary interviewed Paul Bonrud for their February 2013 issue which also features interviews with Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge and Slash. Check it out! 🙂

Bonrud’s Olsen in Premier Guitar Magazine’s December 2012 Issue

Bonrud mentioned in December 2012 issue of Premier Guitar magazine's interview with Keith Olsen.

The December 2012 issue of Premier Guitar magazine has an in depth interview with music producing legend Keith Olsen. Bonrud is mentioned along with Ozzy, Fleetwood Mac, Sammy Hagar, and others.

With over 200 album-engineering and/or production credits to his name—and 39 of them have been certified gold, 24 went platinum, and 14 went multiplatinum—it’s no stretch to say Keith Olsen has helped define the sound of modern music. On top of that, he’s won six Grammy awards, sold more than 110 million records, become a trustee of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy people), designed music gear, written books, and worked as a recording and touring musician.

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Save Tomorrow gets 9 out of 10 Stars from Kronos Mortus Metal E-Zine!!!!

The new Bonrud CD “Save Tomorrow” received 9 out of 10 stars from Kronos Mortus Metal E-Zine!!!

Brief Summary: This is for fans of classic AOR / Hard Rock. A really strong album – the second one under the Bonrud moniker – with highly enjoyable, diverse songs (from guitar fueled uptempo rockers to power ballads), brilliant musical performances and perfectly balanced mix. Definitely a band to watch out for over the next couple of years.

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Interview with Paul Bonrud at Kronos Mortus Metal E’Zine

Paul Bonrud & Rick Forsgren Shooting New Video 9-2012

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the “Save Tomorrow” album. The previous one was pretty good too, but “Save Tomorrow” has definitely been one of the greatest surprises of last year in melodic rock for me. Why did so much time pass between the two records? What kept you so busy? In which bands and projects were you so actively involved?



Metal Music Archive Gives “Save Tomorrow” 4 Stars Out Of 5!

Stephen Kasenda at Metal Music Archives reviewed the new Bonrud CD “Save Tomorrow” and gave it 4 stars out of 5!

It’s been too long since BONRUD’s last self-titled album which was released in 2004, so when ‘Save Tomorrow’ sees the light of the day after 8 years of waiting, this album was met with some euphoric cheering from the AOR community. Backed with a gigantic production, this album was filled with lots of diversities, ranging from the fast-paced furious rhythm to the slow and delicate ballad.

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